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« on: August 19, 2012 07:31:37 PM »

I'm at a loss, and I'm hoping someone here will have the wisdom to help me out.

I had a baby shower for my boy a couple months ago. They set up a pretty plate with markers for everyone to write their well-wishes on for me, so that I can hang it up and keep it as a keepsake. Here's my problem: The markers they used were the cheap crayola washable markers. That means touching the writing even the slightest bit smears it away.

I was thinking maybe there was some kind of spray I could spray over it to preserve this keepsake? I have several different clear glosses, but I'm afraid to even try for fear of messing up the writing. Does anyone know of anything in particular that would work? Or a suggestion? I'm definitely drawing a blank.
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2012 06:00:50 PM »

You should be able to seal the plate with one of the acrylic sealers

BUT BEFORE YOU DO....

i would suggest getting another plate, write on it with the same markers, then test the sealer.  You want to seal in several steps and allow about 15 min between each coat.  if you are unable to get the same plate, a plain tile from the home repair store should double well as a plate, but keep in mind that it does not have the same curves and the sealer might run if applied to thick. 
The plate WILL NOT be food safe, but it should help to save the notes. 

Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2012 06:23:25 PM »

I hadn't even thought of an acrylic sealer! Thanks so much!

I'm definitely going to test this and see if it works out...
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